Shocking True Story by Gregg Olsen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I knew Gregg Olsen as a true crime writer and when I started “Shocking True Story” I assumed it was in fact a true crime novel. It didn’t take me long to figure out it wasn’t. Olsen cleverly weaves the tale of a true crime writer’s experience of investigating and writing about a crime in his home state. At times the story does drag but moments of suspense make up for those yawning periods. As I was drawn deeper into the mystery I began to wonder about various characters and the truth of the story they told, sometimes forgetting I was reading fiction. The ending was a real shocker however. I would have preferred it to be a tad longer and more descriptive but it got me worked up enough to bump the rating up a full star. While it may not be as good as his true crime stories I have to say it’s a good read. You won’t be sorry at the conclusion.